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Apologetic Proof Part 6 Space and TimeCosmological Argument
1: Things exist
2: It is possible for those things to not exist.
3: Whatever has the possibility of non existence, yet exists, has been caused to exist.
4: Since the universe exists, and it has not existed forever, it must have a cause.
5: That cause must be God.
First cause arguments were used by Plato and Aristotle in the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. These arguments maintain that everything that exists or occurs must have had a cause. So if one would go back in time far enough, one would discover a first cause. Aristotle, a deist, argued that this first caused was the creator of the universe. The basic Cosmological Argument is built upon the following three premises:
1: Whatever beings to exist, has a cause of its existence.
2: The universe began to exist.
3: Therefore, the universe has a cause of its existence.
With today’s knowledge, we may think this is a given, but we should keep in mind that for the longest time secular scientists though t
Characters: Creating Believable BeingsYou most definitely know when you’re a writer. You see a story, in every picture, find plot twists with every brushstroke. That phrase, ‘a picture is with a thousand words’? Well, you’ll see three thousand. You might just get excited about that new pen, the one that makes you feel like you’re writing pure silk, or maybe your favorite part of back-to-school season is the idea of picking up an extra notebook (or a dozen) to hold your thoughts. You just know when you’re a writer.
And perhaps the most tell-tale sign is your characters. You see, and hear them, everywhere. And why shouldn't you? They’re the absolute core of your novel. Your plot’s weak in some places? Well, try taking out your characters entirely. Don’t replace them with anything, just take them out. How does your plot move now? Your setting is less than believable? Try writing a story that’s nothing but description and plot. You'll see why characters are nece
Surprisingly truthful articleYesterday I stumbled upon an article titled "My Abortion". It immediately pecked my interest. A family member who I was with said "Don't read that. It looks like Pro Abortion propaganda crap. The magazine is obviously leftist". I rolled my eyes and looked through the magazine anyway. I wanted to read what it said. I didn't care whether it was Pro Life or Pro Choice. I figured I'd learn something from it. There were stories from different women and their experience with abortion. The first women kept her baby. The rest went through with the abortion but felt forced into it,guilty, or were simply very desperate and felt they had no one to turn to for comfort or help. There was one story about a women who saw Pro Lifers outside the abortion clinic holding signs with pictures of bloody dead babies and was afraid of them. She said something along the lines of "I knew it was a baby but I felt it was okay to kill it because what else am I going to do in my situation?" I'v heard stories like t
SpecialistsI’ve just heard the most amazing story.
There’s a little girl with autism out there, somewhere who has put specialists to shame.
She was given a test: ‘put these words in alphabetical order.’ (words like apple, and banana, etc.)
The little girl did her writing- and what she produced was this;
Seem strange? It did to them, too. And they were even going to mark her down for this . . .until one of them looked at it again, and came to a realisation that surprised them all. They found that she had in fact done exactly what she was asked. She had put each one of the letters in those words into alphabetical order.
Spoilers and Everything: Willy Wonka and the Choc.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: A film that was, according to many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many people, is the best Chocolate Factory movie.
And I don't like it. I found it annoying, pretentious, and bouncy. In fact, I have no idea why anyone would find this superior to the Burton film.
This movie was rather tedious to watch. The characters had no real depth, and the 'death' scenes are just terrible, with Wonka not doing ANYTHING to stop them.
The tone of the film is strange. I feel like it's trying to be a comedy musical, but just feels like a poorly executed satire. Everything about it was strange. And the transition from the outside world to the factory isn't as miraculous as I hoped. The way it was written in the book made you understand how cold and depressing the world was for Charlie, and how warm and uplifting the factory was to him.
BUT IT JUST DOESN'T SHOW.
If you remember in the review of the Burton film, I said that I would've liked more inclusions
SSB4 Daily Picture Blog #16
Full credit of the above picture goes to Sakurai and his development team!
SSB4 DAILY PICTURE BLOG #16 - 2/12/13 to 6/12/13
Miiverse quote: Pic of the day. Turnips are used in the Villager's up-air and down-air attacks. Perhaps because the turnip prices fluctuate depending on the day's market, the number of turnips that appear changes every time. How cute.
Monday's picture showed Villager's up and down aerial attack, which uses the turnips from the Animal Crossing series. The number of turnips will change randomly each attack, meaning the damage output and knockback will probably also vary. If so, expect the red turnips to do the most damage.
Link to Miiverse post: [here]
Miiverse quote: Pic of the day. Here's the new edition of the Ray Gun. The Smash Bros. mark appears backward because it acts like a stamp. We design
DH: Interview Meme with SkySky: An interview? :iconteyuplz: I don't really mind *gets ready for the interview*
1. What is your real name?
Sky:........... *regrets decision* Pusky Reis ;;
2. What is your favorite color?
Sky: hmm.. I'd have to say white
3. What is your favorite animal?
Sky: Dogs, they're so friendly.
4. What is your favorite drink?
Sky: Ice tea, any flavour is good
5. What is your favorite food?
Sky: I don't have any yet ' A ' I like every food in general
6. What is your favorite song?
Sky: Again I don't have any yet.
7. What is your favorite pastime?
Sky: being with cloud um, cooking or baking
8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sky: A doctor *proud*
9. Who do you have a crush on / who are you in a relationship with?
Sky: *blushes* w-what? n-n-no one *looks away* ///////;;; (it'scloud)
10. Have you ever cheated on someone before?
Sky: *frowns* I'd never cheat on anyone.
11. Are you single?
Characters: Fixing Mary-SueThere is one trap that everyone dreads falling into, one that has become well known because so many people do fall into it, especially when it comes to creating characters. There’s a trap that’s become viewed with such displeasure that it’s actually become a bit of a stigma for writers.
It’s the Mary Sue/Gary Stu character trap.
I’m going to say this outright: Mary Sue’s are not a bad thing. They’re just poorly executed. Ninety percent of the problem with a Mary Sue, is that the original creator is simply too lazy to try and come up with a creative way of getting someone in and out of situations, and so fall back on what's familiar, which is almost inevitably a cliche. It’s an easy fix, if you’re not lazy.
Unfortunately, I’ve seen more articles about ‘avoiding’ them, more than I’ve seen anything with ‘fixing’ them. There is a difference. Avoidance does not correct the problem; it merely saves it f
32 Questions to get to know MeHow old are you? :
I am ten years old, now in 2013.
In which school are you? :
I am in Saint Anthony School, in Fourth grade.
Where do you live? :
I live in San Juan de Tibas, Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Ever been out of your country? :
Yes, I’ve been to Orlando a couple of times.
How many languages do you speak? :
I speak Spanish as my native language, English, and a bit of French.
What languages do you want to learn? :
I want to learn Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
What is your favorite country (apart from your own)? :
I’d say Russia. Not only in Hetalia, in real life.
Why is your favorite country your favorite? :
It really interests me, its story and language. It also snows a lot and I love snow since it doesn’t snow here in Costa Rica.
Favorite Music? :
I like dubstep, and this song called Deja-Vu.
Favorite Videogame? :
Hopes for Christmas Gift? :
A 3DS and Pokémon X.
Full name? :
Maria Fernanda Cerdas Solis Solano.
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I ask myself the same question. What is it that I wanted from the fandom. There's no clear or easy answer. At different times I had different goals. Sometimes it was allowing myself to be manipulated into thinking I want something that wasn't really my intended goal. Temptation and all that.
Friendship never really came for me for the most part. I made friends, sure, but those friendships all came to a close because I wouldn't align myself with them or I had to take sides. Almost every time whoever I took sides with eventually just sort of... stopped. I don't even do cons anymore.
I find the supernatural interesting. Even something I obsess over because of personal experiences. EVerything from face to face meetings with spectres to inanimate objects having all sorts of signs of sentient life.
Leaving Southampton She was in the kitchen when he stumbled in noisily, tripping as he went past the shelves and catching the edge of the table to keep himself from falling.
Pretending not to hear the stream of curses that followed, she kept her eyes fixed on the dishes, letting her hand trail in the soapy water. There was a loud scraping of wood against grimy concrete as he drew a chair and collapsed into it. At this she looked up, and after a moment's hesitation, she said, unnecessarily, "You've been drinking."
He clutched his head and said nothing. He hadn't shaved in weeks and stank of sweat and alcohol; he looked much older than his eighteen years.
They sat in silence for a while. Then he announced, loudly, "Fuck."
She didn't bother to tell him off. She just waited. And jumped when he suddenly brought his fist down, hard, onto the table.
"Our lives here are s
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